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Is yours clean?

17 Apr

For my social media class (the same one that I started this blog for) we are doing a project where we have the goal of raising $5,000 for charity: water in a month. This incredible organization raises money to fund clean water projects in developing countries. One well costs $5,000, hence our goal. You can see an example of a live drill here.

To kick off the project, we decided to host a bake sale complete with many water themed goodies.

The night before the bake sale, a roommate of mine knew that I had a bake sale the next day and decided to surprise me by making the cookies for me. I could not have asked for a better treat or more helpful gesture on a stressful night. I also loved finding out that a another classmate’s friend also helped her with blue rice krispie treats. What great friends we have!

Anyway, the great thing is, is that the treats were a huge hit! We ended up raising approximately $180 over the course of two days for our “Is yours clean?” campaign.

Here are some of our delicious goodies courtesy of Sarah Varner from Bun Voyage.

And finally, a few of the lovely ladies of #5990H.

We would greatly appreciate any bit of donation you would like to give. To donate, check out our My Charity Water page.

Remember: $20 can give one person clean water for 20 years. Any little bit helps!


ugaMiracle and RJ’s Bloomies Unite

18 Feb

Here is a Friday Philanthropy Spotlight for you and the low down on two really awesome ways to support Children’s Miracle Network and the local Atlanta hospital of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

The best 24 hours of your year

This weekend is the 16th annual ugaMiracle Dance Marathon benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. As a former Executive Board member of ugaMiracle, this organization holds a place near and dear to my heart (not to mention that my roommate is the Executive Director of it this year).

Dance Marathon is the final fundraising event of the semester that celebrates the lives of those saved at Children’s and the funds that ugaMiracle has raised over the year. Students from all over campus stay awake and give up just 24-hours as a symbolic gesture to the kids who spend days, weeks or even months in the hospital. Survivors from Children’s come and share their stories throughout the night as an inspiration to us all.

In addition to that, delicious food is served every 4 hours and there is amazing entertainment all night! Dance Marathon is absolutely incredible and a blast. You should go.

When: Feb. 19-20 from 10am-10am

Where: Tate Grand Hall

What to bring: $10 for registration, extra change for donations, change of clothes, etc.

Check out the Dance Marathon Facebook event for more information!

And if you don’t go, then you can still support by donating anything you have or by buying a flower bobby pin from RJ’s Bloomies. Rachel and Jordan created RJ’s Bloomies to support local non-profits, with ugaMiracle as their first organization. 100% of the profits from the flowers goes straight back to the organization! How awesome is that!

Here are some of their crafty creations (and all under $10 each!!):

The Everyday Collection


The Formal Collection

The Arch Collection

And the precious logo

If you see one you like on their Facebook page,  e-mail rjbloomies@gmail.com and you can look super snazzy with a sweet new hair pin (and help awesome causes!)

Oh and in case you need more reasons to check out Dance Marathon, watch this hilarious video. FTK! (That means For the Kids!)

Send Blake Mitchell to the Oscars!

25 Jan

Here’s one way to help out a very deserving, incredible person… vote for Blake Mitchell to be the MTVu Oscars Correspondent.

Not only does he know more about film than anyone I know, but his resume even would impress Steven Spielberg. Really. Moral of the story: he definitely deserves this.

Blake Mitchell (and teammate David Torcivia) are competing to be the on-air correspondent team on the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards. Picture this: interviewing celebrities, showing off his endless Oscars knowledge and experiencing a once in a lifetime opportunity. Sounds good to me… and even better to Blake.

A lover of all things film and an aspiring producer, Blake makes Oscars predictions each year (and often predicts correctly!). This year, he is extremely hopeful to actually be in L.A. for the event that he anxiously awaits every year.

But, this is where you come in: he needs VOTES!

As one of the teams in the final 10 applicants, he must receive enough votes to be in the top 3 by Friday, January 28 at 5 p.m. If he succeeds, he and David automatically will be sent to the Oscars for a chance to show off their skills at various pre-Oscars events. From there, more voting will ensue and a second video will determine the final winning team!

So, please do him a favor and vote every day at this Web site. Anyone (and everyone) can (and should) vote. To learn more about Blake and his hopeful road to the Oscars, visit his blog or check out this Red & Black article!

Here’s to hoping for great news on Friday at 5!

Note: you must create a username to vote, but it’s super easy and well worth it.